Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth

A Guide for Midwives and Doctors

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545879

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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The emphasis of the manual is on rapid assessment and decision making. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests and most are possible in a variety of clinical settings.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Newborn Care

A Guide for Essential Practice

Author: World Health Organization. Reproductive Health and Research

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 924159084X

Category: Medical

Page: 178

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This guide provides a full range of updated, evidence-based norms and standards that will enable health care providers to give high quality care during pregnancy, delivery and in the postpartum period, considering the needs of the mother and her newborn baby. All recommendations are for skilled attendants working at the primary level of health care, either at the facility or in the community. They apply to all women attending antenatal care, in delivery, postpartum or post abortion care, or who come for emergency care, and to all newborns at birth and during the first week of life (or later) for routine and emergency care. This guide is a guide for clinical decision-making. It facilitates the collection; analysis, classification and use of relevant information by suggesting key questions, essential observations and/or examinations, and recommending appropriate research-based interventions. It promotes the early detection of complications and the initiation of early and appropriate treatment, including time referral, if necessary. Correct use of this guide should help reduce high maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity rates prevalent in many parts of the developing world, thereby making pregnancy and childbirth safer.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Newborn Care

A Guide for Essential Practice

Author: World Health Organization. Reproductive Health and Research

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 924159084X

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 2314

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This guide provides a full range of updated, evidence-based norms and standards that will enable health care providers to give high quality care during pregnancy, delivery and in the postpartum period, considering the needs of the mother and her newborn baby. All recommendations are for skilled attendants working at the primary level of health care, either at the facility or in the community. They apply to all women attending antenatal care, in delivery, postpartum or post abortion care, or who come for emergency care, and to all newborns at birth and during the first week of life (or later) for routine and emergency care. This guide is a guide for clinical decision-making. It facilitates the collection; analysis, classification and use of relevant information by suggesting key questions, essential observations and/or examinations, and recommending appropriate research-based interventions. It promotes the early detection of complications and the initiation of early and appropriate treatment, including time referral, if necessary. Correct use of this guide should help reduce high maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity rates prevalent in many parts of the developing world, thereby making pregnancy and childbirth safer.

Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care

A Handbook

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547731

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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This handbook describes indicators that can be used to assess, monitor and evaluate the availability, use and quality of Emergency Obstetric Care. These emergency obstetric care indicators can be used to measure progress in a programmatic continuum: from the availability of and access to emergency obstetric care to the use and quality of those services.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

The Complete Guide

Author: Penny Simkin,Janet Whalley,Ann Keppler,Janelle Durham,April Bolding

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738285021

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

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Available for the first time in full color, the up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies--by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity care Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn provides the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions about having a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period--decisions that reflect your preferences, priorities, and values. Unlike pregnancy guides that can overwhelm and alarm by telling you up front all the things that can possibly go wrong, this book first describes normal, healthy processes, their typical variations, and the usual care practices for monitoring them. Only then does it cover possible complications and the care practices and procedures for resolving them. Throughout, the presentation is crystal-clear, the tone is reassuring, and the voice is empowering. And the language is inclusive, reflecting today's various family configurations such as single-parent families, blended families formed by second marriages, families with gay and lesbian parents, and families formed by open adoption or surrogacy. From sensible nutrition advice to realistic birth plans, from birth doulas when desired to cesareans when needed, from reducing stress during pregnancy to caring for yourself as well as your baby after birth, this pregnancy guide speaks to today's parents-to-be like no other.

Medical Disorders in Pregnancy

A Manual for Midwives

Author: S. Elizabeth Robson,Jason Waugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118712285

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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The need for joint medical and midwifery care is stressed in the latest CEMACH report, with a recommendation that contemporary midwifery education prepares midwives for problems in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcome. Pre-conception care for women with medical disorders has also been stressed. Medical Disorders in Pregnancy is one of the first texts written specifically for midwives that provides an outline of common medical disorders that may be affected by pregnancy or which may cause pregnancy complications. For ease of use, all conditions are presented on two page templates, and each addresses: An explanation of the condition; Standard 'Non-pregnancy' treatment; Pre-conception care; Antenatal care; Intrapartum care, and Postnatal care. The management, treatment and care by both doctors and midwives are provided to allow a mutual understanding of each others roles and responsibilities.

Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

Expanding Dimensions, Building Solutions

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Reproductive Health

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309174992

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies, infertility, and other reproductive problems are a growing concern around the world, especially in developing countries. Reproductive Health in Developing Countries describes the magnitude of these problems and what is known about the effectiveness of interventions in the following areas: Infection-free sex. Immediate priorities for combating sexually transmitted and reproductive tract diseases are identified. Intended pregnancies and births. The panel reports on the state of family planning and ways to provide services. Healthy pregnancy and delivery. The book explores the myths and substantive socio-economic problems that underlie maternal deaths. Healthy sexuality. Such issues as sexual violence and the practice of female genital mutilation are discussed in terms of the cultural contexts in which they occur. Addressing the design and delivery of reproductive health services, this volume presents lessons learned from past programs and offers principles for deciding how to spend limited available funds. Reproductive Health in Developing Countries will be of special interest to policymakers, health care professionals, and researchers working on reproductive issues in the developing world.

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Linda Wylie,Helen G H Bryce

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039853

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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The only book of its kind, this essential reference offers quick access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. Coverage includes a brief overview of normal anatomy and physiology with concise, practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age. From mild diseases such as asthma to serious conditions such as heart lesions, this indispensable guide will help you manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to a specialist. Offers complete coverage of normal pathophysiology in both the general population and in the context of pregnancy and childbirth. Provides comprehensive midwifery management guidelines. Outlines potential consequences of disease-related complications for the fetus or neonate.

Emergency Childbirth

A Manual

Author: Gregory J. White

Publisher: Care Publications

ISBN: 9780934426015

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 6

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Presents straightforward information on childbirth and what to do when an emergency birth happens.

WHO Guidelines for the Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage and Retained Placenta

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241598514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 55

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"One of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2000 is to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015. If this is to be achieved, maternal deaths related to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) must be significantly reduced. In support of this, health workers in developing countries need to have access to appropriate medications and to be trained in relevant procedures. But beyond this, countries need evidence-based guidelines on the safety, quality, and usefulness of the various interventions. These will provide the foundation for the strategic policy and programme development needed to ensure realistic and sustainable implementation of appropriate interventions."--Publisher's description.

Conception, Pregnancy & Birth

The Childbirth Bible for Today's Parents

Author: Miriam Stoppard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756652103

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

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Widely accepted as the definitive guide to pregnancy andchildbirth, Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has sold well over a million copies since it was firstpublished. This new edition has not only been given a completely new look with stunning new photography but it has also been updated and re-written with 20-25 percent new material. New information will cover the latest developments in pregnancy and birth, from up-to-date research on how your stress levels can affect your unborn baby to new developments in delivering your baby.

Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book

Author: Denise Tiran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047899

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Reflexology in Pregnancy and Childbirth is a definitive text on the safe and appropriate use of reflex zone therapy in pregnancy, labour and the puerperium, focusing on evidence-based practice, professional accountability and application of a comprehensive knowledge of the therapy related to reproductive physiology. Denise Tiran, an experienced midwife, reflex zone therapist, university lecturer and Director of Expectancy – the Expectant Parents’ Complementary Therapies Consultancy - has an international reputation in the field of maternity complementary therapies, has researched and written extensively on reflexology, and has treated nearly 5000 pregnant women with structural reflex zone therapy. KEY FEATURES Case histories to ease application of theory to practice Charts, tables and diagrams are used throughout for ease of learning Includes a section on conception, infertility and sub-fertility Covers legalities and ethical issues. Fully evidence-based Focuses on safety Academic Includes Case histories to illustrate points discussed in the text Charts, Tables and diagrams used throughout for ease of learning Relevant anatomy, physiology and conventional care covered Section on conception, infertility and sub-fertility Legalities and ethical issues Professional accountability

Your Pregnancy, Your Way

Everything You Need to Know about Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Allison Hill

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219118

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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A fresh perspective on traditional and natural pregnancies/childbirth, addressing the biggest myths and realities, highlighting the medical data behind the most common questions from patients who are looking to achieve a natural pregnancy, explaining the most common medical interventions and how to avoid them safely, and offering tips on how to select a health-care provider and birth setting that helps to achieve your goal of natural childbirth.

Managing Newborn Problems

A Guide for Doctors, Nurses, and Midwives

Author: World Health Organization. Reproductive Health and Research

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241546220

Category: Medical

Page: 316

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Every year throughout the world, about four million babies die before they reach one month old, most during the critical first week of life. Most of these deaths are a result of the poor health and nutritional status of the mother, combined with problems such as tetanus or asphyxia, trauma, low birth weight, or preterm birth. However, many of the conditions which result in perinatal death are preventable or treatable without the need for expensive technology. Against this background, this publication contains guidance on evidence-based standards for high quality care provision during the newborn period, considering the needs of mother and baby. It has been produced to assist countries with limited resources to reduce neonatal mortality. The information is arranged under four main headings: clinical assessment, findings and management; principles of newborn baby care; procedures; record keeping and essential equipment, supplies and drugs.

The Post-Pregnancy Handbook

The Only Book That Tells What the First Year After Childbirth Is Really All About---Physically, Emotionally, Sexually

Author: Sylvia Brown,Mary Dowd Struck

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250087996

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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While a number of books exist which deal with various aspects of the postnatal experience - breastfeeding, exercise, motherhood, post-partum depression - this is the first complete source of information on what a woman experiences both physically and emotionally in the days, weeks and months after childbirth. It is also the only book in its field which balances medical advice with practical tips and numerous references to alternative remedies. From Sylvia Brown, a mother, and Mary Dowd Struck, RN,MS,CNM, a nurse/midwife, comes The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, a wonderfully comprehensive, honest self-help guide which every new (and repeat) mother should keep by her bedside. Brown and Struck give detailed guidance on: The First Few Days - alleviating discomfort from the after-effects of labor or a ceasarian - making the hospital stay more pleasant - coping with possible medical complications The First Few Weeks - organizing home life with a new baby - surviving fatigue - breastfeeding successfully - managing older siblings, parents and friends - introducing a new dimension to the couple (returning to sex after childbirth) - navigating the new mother's dietary needs - identifying and overcoming a range of emotional difficulties from "baby blues" to severe postnatal depression - dealing with stress, guilt and that elusive maternal instinct The First Year - achieving a complete physical recovery: how to get back into shape from the inside out - restoring strength and tone to the pelvic floor - countering the legacies of pregnancy: problems with hair, skin, and varicose veins A thorough, straightforward guide to helping the new mother achieve an effective and harmonious recovery.

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Linda Wylie,Helen G H Bryce

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055794

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 8737

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The Midwives’ Guide to Key Medical Conditions is designed to help practitioners manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to another member of the healthcare team. The volume is ideal for all midwives, whether qualified or in training. Written by well-known authorities in the field to ensure that the information is perfectly tailored to the midwifery student Accessible writing style and clear artwork program helps make learning easy Recaps on the underlying anatomy and physiology for the relevant body system Explains the normal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy Summarises the relative risk of the specific disorder in the context of overall maternal mortality Explains the pathophysiology of a given condition, with emphasis on its impact on pregnancy Explores the relevant management the neonate and the likely impact of the medical disorder on future pregnancies Places particular emphasis on the management of critical illness and medical emergencies Risk management and the use of pathways of care Management of obesity Sepsis and infectious diseases Additional pre-existing chronic disorders

Optimal Care in Childbirth

The Case for a Physiologic Approach

Author: Henci Goer,Amy Romano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780661100

Category: Childbirth

Page: 582

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Meticulously documented, Optimal Care in Childbirth pulls back the curtain on medical-model management of childbirth. Written for those who want to practice according to the best evidence, assist women in making informed decisions, or advocate for maternity care reforms, it provides an in-depth analysis of the evidence basis for physiologic care.

Management of Labor and Delivery

Author: George A. Macones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118327292

Category: Medical

Page: 568

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The process of labor and delivery has been one of the most perilous activities in human life. The awkward evolutionary compromises giving rise to humans makes birthing potentially life threatening for both mother and child. Despite the development of modern care, labor and delivery continues to be a dangerous process even though the levels of fatality have decreased over the past several decades. This clinically focused guide to modern labor and delivery care covers low and high-risk situations, the approach of the team in achieving a successful outcome and what to consider when quick decisions have to be made. Aimed at both trainee and practicing obstetrician-gynecologists, this new edition includes practical guidance such as algorithms, protocols, and quick-reference summaries. It is squarely focused on the process of birth and concentrates on modern clinical concerns, blending science with clinical applications.

Best Practice in Labour and Delivery

Author: Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107472342

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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In light of revised recommendations for intrapartum care, this updated edition reviews best practice in all aspects of labour and delivery.